Every time the property market has been as weak as it is now, the government steps in with a First Home Buyers Grant/Boost. Treasury Executive minutes showed a previous FHOB "was designed to encourage people who had already been saving for a home to bring forward their purchase and prevent the collapse of the housing market": Will the government have to step in in 2019 with a FHBG and if so, should first home buyers hold off their purchase until the grant comes out to avoid missing out? How big do you think the grant will be? During the GFC, it was $7,000 for first home buyers purchasing existing homes and $14,000 for first time buyers purchasing new homes. Given the rapid increase in Sydney and Melbourne property prices since the GFC, will this still be adequate or will it need to be increased to $14k (existing homes) and $28k (new homes)?